Friday, August 23, 2013

Helm's Deep

Five-Minute Friday
This week's word: Last


Today when I ponder the word “last,” my thoughts take me to the definition of “last” as in “only.” And as soon as my geeky brain stumbles upon the word “only” I can’t help but think of the famous holographic message left by Leia in the very resourceful and capable R2D2 – “Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

“Hope” leads me to a devotional I shared with my dad yesterday. I shared it with him because in addition to keying on a verse, it featured a quote by Marshall Foch: “There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.” The verse was “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:18

My dad said, “Yep. That’s all I have left.”

Hope might be the last thing. The only thing. But what a strong thing! To me, hope is like my own personal Helm’s Deep. It’s where I can dig in and make a stand against 10,000 orcs.  Because no matter how dark the night, or how fierce the battle, there has never been an army that has breached the deeping wall.

Hope helps me last the night.

I hold onto hope and look to the east. Because on the 3rd day, as the sun rises, I know hope won’t be the last thing anymore.

Joy is coming too.

More on my Dad's story can be found in these posts: Psalm 23 - Part 2 - Surgery, Psalm 23 - Part 3 - Serenade


  1. I'm drooling over your geek references :P I have not read back to find out what caused your father to have to rely so heavily on hope, but I do pray that hope can give him strength.

  2. "Hope might be the last thing. The only thing. But what a strong thing!"

    I loved that statement...

    thanks for sharing today!

  3. I agree with Richelle! Love the statement about hope! Great post! Visiting from FMF! Have a great weekend!